Surviving the Summer: Beating Boredom Until Training Camp Commences. Also, Alliteration.

Now that the draft has wrapped up and most free agents have been signed, there’s not much happening in the hockey world. While we may see a few more trades before the start of the season (Evander Kane anyone?) […]

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My Pretend Interview With Canucks GM Mike Gillis

As a long time Canucks fan, it’s been hard to understand a number of the moves that Vancouver General Manager Mike Gillis has made. The team has quickly changed from one that won back to back Presidents’ Trophies and […]

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Possible Replacements for Steven Stamkos at Sochi 2014

News broke today that Steven Stamkos, despite an incredibly rapid recovery process following a fractured tibia in November, would not be able to join Team Canada during the 2014 Sochi Olympics. In a statement, Tampa Bay Lightning and Team […]

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Explain It Like I’m ESPN: Outdoor NHL Games

“Explain It Like I’m ESPN” is a new feature on LongHanded that will discuss issues in the hockey word as if they’re being explained to the executives at ESPN, who clearly have no interest in hockey. Over the past […]

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A Non-Fan’s Guide to Supporting the Hockey Nut in Your Life

For those of us who are hardcore hockey fans, it seems obvious as to why someone would go to great lengths to support their team. Wearing matching clothing with your friends while you drink excessive amounts of alcohol and […]

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How To Improve NHL14

Every year, EA Sports unveils the latest edition of their award winning hockey video game franchise to much hype and fanfare, and every year hockey fans (including myself) fall for the marketing ploys and eagerly await the moment they […]

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Possible Off-Season Headlines

Now that the 2012-2013 NHL season is over, hockey fans can now look forward to the draft and the first day of free-agency, then weeks and weeks of basically nothing until hockey finally comes back. While things may seem […]

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I Am the Ultimate Jinx. Sorry, Leafs Fans.

I’ve been a die-hard Canucks fan for 19 years now, so I’m used to my fair share of disappointment. No matter how rosy the outcome looks, there’s a part of me that just knows that it won’t work out. […]

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Headlines We Hope to See on Deadline Day

For the past number of years, Deadline Day has been a pretty major snooze, and 2013 doesn’t look any better. The salary cap has made it more difficult to pull off major trades, and greater league parity combined with […]

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Who To Trust For NHL Trade Deadline Coverage

Trade Deadline Day was once one of the most exciting times in each NHL season where we would see a flurry of action as contenders stocked up to make their run while bottom-feeders resembled Jared Leto in the movie […]

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